But Emily was always a very proper bunny. She would be distressed, for instance, if I forgot to sit her upright in bed before leaving for school in the morning. And that being the case for such a minor indignity, having the stuffing coming out of her head is, I'm sure, truly horrifying for her.
I pulled her out on New Year's Day to just consider her for a bit before I get to work remedying the situation. I know she's going to undergo a gender and name change--from Emily to Edward in homage to The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. And obviously with that will come a much needed set of new clothes.
But the part that keeps giving me pause is what procedure and material I should use to patch her head up? Should I at least somewhat try to match and use muslin? Or just embrace the fact that she's going to be patched and find some awesome plaid or print? Should I just tack on the patches? Or do I dare take her entire head apart?
If anyone had ever attempted anything like this before I'd love to hear about it. I've set myself an Easter deadline, so I probably need to get started soon...but I'm just not sure where to.